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LibO won't connect to remote database using Java Connector [closed]

asked 2012-09-28 10:32:21 +0100

Theancientone gravatar image

updated 2020-07-08 19:20:10 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image


I'm using Libo base to manage my addresses and much more. But it seems I cannot connect to a remote database (mysql) using the java database driver.

On a localhost it will connect, however I have setup a database on a ubuntu server 12.04 LTS version somewhere on my LAN.

When I connect I get the following error:

SQL Status: 08S01

Communications link failure

The last packet sent successfully to the server was 0 milliseconds ago. The driver has not received any packets from the server.

It looks like there is a problem on the server end but I have setup the firewall to let port 3306 thru, so the firewall shouldn't be a problem.

This is my setup.

Clientside: - linux mint 13 LTS (maya) - Libo: version (Build ID: 360m1(Build:102)) - JDBC-driver: 5.1.22 (from Oracle/mysql)

Serverside: - Ubuntu server 12.04.1 LTS - Phpmyadmin - Mysql server 5.5.24

I do connect by IP. For Libre office should it be like: <ipaddress>:3306

My question is, why is it not connecting to the server?

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close date 2015-10-17 15:38:29.546422


Showing the URL string used to connect, maybe someone can verify it.

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2012-09-29 02:35:26 +0100 )edit

Thank you, i do connect via IP. So i fill out the fields like this: server: <ip-address> Port: 3306. I did try it be name also but no luck.

Theancientone gravatar imageTheancientone ( 2012-09-29 20:21:45 +0100 )edit

Hi @Theancientone, Please file a bug about this problem. The QA team will be happy to help you track down this issue! Thanks!

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-01-31 07:18:19 +0100 )edit

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answered 2013-02-24 12:22:04 +0100

qubit gravatar image

Hi @Theancientone,

Please file a bug about this problem, and provide a list of steps that can reproduce it. The QA team will be happy to help you track down this issue!

Please post a link to any bugs you file in a comment below using the format "fdo#123456".


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answered 2013-02-04 21:54:49 +0100

m.a.riosv gravatar image

Take a look to this thread, about "Debugging Communication Link Failure exceptions in Connector/J".

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answered 2013-02-04 17:06:57 +0100

bart.a gravatar image

I've got just about the same problem.. I had to replace my server, re-installed on new hardware and now it doesn't work anymore.. I can connect from my workstation to the dbase with phpmyadmin, but not with LibreOffice.. SQL Status: 08S01 Communications link failure.

Client side: Win7 Server side: Ubuntu 12.04.1

I think I have the same setup as before, but now it doesn't work.. I can't figure out what's wrong.. Could it be the "mysql_secure_installation"? I think that is the only difference.. Thanks..

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answered 2013-05-01 10:01:49 +0100

method gravatar image

still can`t connect to remote MySQL from

Windows7 mysql-connector-java-5.1.24 LibreOffice (ID сборки: 4c82dcdd6efcd48b1d8bba66bfe1989deee49c3)

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